Nzikazi Wilderness Camp
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... readily apparent that Simon was not alone in his meat fixation- for hours on end, very large SA men would jealously guard the area around the Braii presumably just in case a vegetable should make appearance (although potatoes were deemed to be acceptable intruders). I didn’t actually see any of them peeing on the perimeter of their territory but the Braii is not simply a cooking event, it is a validation of SA manhood.
We really enjoyed ...
... the two - we had a rare front row seat to what was about to happen. We could tell as soon as the lead female lion spotted the buffalo. She changed her posture and started walking a little lower in the grass. The other four lions somehow instantly knew what was going on, and moved into position. One female lion moved out of sight. Our ranger explained that she was going to circle the buffalo herd in order to drive them into the rest of the pride. The lead ...
... elephant grazing and some hippos and crocodile. In the late afternoon drive we saw a number of giraffes and hundreds of impala and other antelopes. After the evening meal we travelled on the optional night game drive we had booked here at the visitor centre and were stunned to see early on in the drive a leopard only about 6 metres from the truck. He/she just stood there giving us both a front and side on view before ...
... means a ranger watching out for animals (and boy do they have sharp eyes), plus the added height of sitting on top of a vehicle.
Just a few hundred metres from the camp gate, there was a leopard sitting in a dead tree, about 100m from the road. And a little further on, two lions walking along the road itself, just waking up from a day asleep in the bush somewhere. Absolutely amazing, like many of the animals here they completely ...
... rewarded with an abundance of Wildlife..... (See pictures) We left the Park about 100 km to the north at the Phabeni Gate heading back to the Bee Eaters Farm and had an early Dinner at an nice little Cafe halfway back. The Food here is excellent and everybody is very Friendly and accommodating , the South Africans make you really feel very Welcome. We retired early being tired having seen so much and driving 200 miles on unpaved ...
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